THE EXPENDABLES 2 tops Australian box office

Sylvester Stallone and his action hero buddies are back in THE EXPENDABLES 2 which has claimed the #1 spot at the Australian box office on its opening weekend.Repeating the film’s success in the United States, the highly anticipated sequel to the 2010 smash hit earned AU$2.949m at 208 locations from Thursday to Sunday. Directed by Simon West The Expendables 2 topped the US box office for two weeks and has currently taken US$66.2m.

From Sylvester Stallone and a powerhouse line-up of the biggest action-adventure superstars from around the world comes the next chapter in The Expendables saga. Reunited for what they think should be a quick, in-and-out mission, this tight-knit band of old-school mercenaries are about to find themselves at the brink of global disaster…and driven to extract their own brand of up-close and personal vengeance.

Barney Ross (Stallone), Lee Christmas (Jason Statham), Yin Yang (Jet Li), Gunner Jensen (Dolph Lundgren), Toll Road (Randy Couture) and Hale Caesar (Terry Crews) – with new members Billy the Kid (Liam Hemsworth) and Maggie (Yu Nan) aboard – join forces again when the secretive CIA operative Mr.
Church (Bruce Willis) enlists the Expendables to take on a seemingly simple job.

It looks like an easy paycheck for these skilled combat vets. But when things go wrong and one of their
own is viciously killed, the Expendables are compelled to seek revenge in hostile territory where the odds
are stacked against them.

The Expendables 2 is rated MA 15+ and was released in Australian cinemas nationally on August 31.